How To Welcome Spring Into Your Home ~ Some Creative Ideas

You can see all the wonderful Spring and Easter inspiration at the Welcome Spring Link Party but today, we’re featuring some of our favorite ideas to Welcome Spring into your home.  Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderfully creative ideas with us.

Hosts

Beverly – Across the BoulevardLaurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

Michelle – Our Crafty Mom Carol – Comfort Springs

Lynda – Reviews. Chews, and How-TosShirley – Intelligent Domestications

T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet • Sharon – The Blue Willow House

Sherry – Olives & OkraGail – Purple Hues and Me

Joann – Our Unschooling JourneyMichele – Coastal Bohemian

Marci – Stone Cottage AdventuresKristin – Peppermints & Cherries

Erlene – My Pinterventures Donna – Two Chicks & a Mom

Julie – Sum of Their Stories

 

Calypso in the Country

Shelley at Calypso in the Country and I share a love of tulips.  She shared several charming ways that she used tulips in her home during spring.

Penny’s Vintage Home 

Penny always comes up the most creative ways to decorate for the different seasons.  Her Easter sheep art is the epitome of Spring.

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Lisa shows us how to paint buffalo check plaid – pastel colors on Mason jarsThese jars are adorable along with the bunny sign.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Jann from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson welcomed Spring by playing with plants and purple planters.

An Extraordinary Day

Diane at An Extraordinary Day shows us a yummy Simple and Easy Lemony Bird’s Nest Dessert.   This a must try dessert ~ it is no bake no fuss or muss.

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Hello Central Boulevard

Becca at Hello Central Boulevard created an easy Spring DIY wreath to welcome Spring to her home.

These are just six creative ways to welcome Spring into your home.  Be sure to visit the hosts to see all the favorites from the party and visit the Welcome Spring Link Party to see all the inspiration.  Thank you for joining me today!

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Happy Easter and Blessings

Here’s to wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter and blessings.

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Have a wonderful day!

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Sharon

 

Here Come the Bunnies ~ An Easter Tablescape and a Surprising Switcheroo

Welcome friends to Here Come the Bunnies ~ An Easter Tablescape and a Surprising Switcheroo.

The extra fun part of this tablescape is the surprising switcheroo.

The rustic Spring centerpiece I created set the tone for the entire Easter tablescape.

Water hyacinth placemats create a charming natural base for the plates I’m using in this tablescape.  The first plate is a large green Bordallo Pinheiro plate which is one of the five I found here.

Topping the Bordallo Pinheiro plate is a brown transferware plate from Alfred Meakin.  The back of the plate reads  “Fairwinds, Historical Scenes of Chinese Export to America, The Friendship of Salem,  Alfred Meakin, Made in England.

The last plate is one of a set of four adorable bunny salad plates.  Isn’t it just the sweetest?

Each of the salad plates features a different bunny pose.  They have a crackle finish giving them a vintage look.  Which, of course, I love.

The thrifted brown toile napkins complement this selection of plates, beautifully.  I folded the napkins flat and tied them with a piece of jute twine.  Then I slipped a garden marker with the guest’s name under the twine.

Now to finish the tablescape I’m adding some Rogers Silverplate flatware that belonged to my Mom and my Mikasa Park Lane goblets

BUT WAIT.  If you aren’t as enamored with the bunnies as I am, you might like the J Willfred plates I found here.  So a quick switcheroo makes the tablescape look very different.

Which is your favorite look?

Sources for my Easter Tablescape

  • Water Hyacinth Placemats – My Stash – Ross I think
  • Green Bordallo Pinheiro Large Plates – Thrifting – Florida
  • Fairwinds Brown Transferware Dinner Plates – Thrifting Atlanta
  • Bunny Salad Plates – Pottery Barn
  • J Willfred Leaf Salad Plates – Thrifting – Atlanta
  • Rogers Silverplate Flatware – Inherited from my Mother
  • Crystal – Mikasa Park Lane Goblets – Macy’s
  • Brown Toile Napkins – Thrifting – Atlanta
  • Mexican Centerpiece Sugar Mold – Antiquing – Atlanta
  • Succulents, small clay pots and the other supplies for the centerpiece – Dollar Tree

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A Rustic Spring Centerpiece

Welcome friends and thank you for joining me today to make A Rustic Spring Centerpiece.

This rustic centerpiece is the starting point for my Easter tablescape.

Recently, I came across this twelve hole sugar mold.  It isn’t my first sugar mold but it is definitely my largest one.   Needing to know more about the history of sugar molds,  I did a bit of research.  Here is what I found:

“Sugar molds generally take the form of a long, solid block with a series of depressions into which raw sugar cane syrup could be poured. Once it dried, the syrup formed raw brown sugar cones, which was how sugar was once sold to consumers. The cones were easy to transport and store, and more refined sugar processing methods had not yet been developed.

Beginning in medieval times with the beginnings of the sugar cane trade, and continuing through the 19th century, sugar was sold almost solely in cone or loaf form. Not until about the 1820s was the term “granulated sugar” first used, transforming the way buyers and cooks use sugar. Until then, sugar had to be chipped off from the cone and then sifted until the desired level of fineness was achieved. Molded brown sugar is still available to buy in Mexico, as can the wooden molds. The brown sugar cones are also still part of the tequila-process.”

To learn more about sugar molds see Our Pastimes.  After reading this information on Our Pastimes I believe my sugar mold is from Mexico.

My sugar mold is now going to hold a bunch of succulents to celebrate Spring.  This centerpiece requires just a few supplies.  The sugar mold, twelve small succulents, little clay pots, filler for the pots, and some moss or pebbles to cover the filler.

First, fill each pot with floral foam.

Top the pot off with some pebbles.  I decided against the moss.

Make twelve of these little pots.

The final step is inserting the little-filled clay pots into the holes in the sugar mold.

Love the way this centerpiece turned out and be sure to come back soon to see my Easter tablescape.

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Thank you for joining me today and be sure to visit a Welcome Spring Link Party for some wonderful Spring inspiration or to share a Spring related post.

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Welcome Spring Link Party

Welcome Spring! We’re celebrating warmer weather and blooming flowers with a group of our blogging friends. You’re invited to share your springtime posts with us from March 19 through April 19. 

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Meet the co-hosts of our Welcome Spring Link Party

Beverly – Across the BoulevardLaurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

Michelle – Our Crafty Mom Carol – Comfort Springs

Lynda – Reviews. Chews, and How-TosShirley – Intelligent Domestications

T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet • Sharon – The Blue Willow House

Sherry – Olives & OkraGail – Purple Hues and Me

Joann – Our Unschooling JourneyMichele – Coastal Bohemian

Marci – Stone Cottage AdventuresKristin – Peppermints & Cherries

Erlene – My Pinterventures Donna – Two Chicks & a Mom

Julie – Sum of Their Stories

Each co-host will be sharing a springtime post to kick off the party. You’ll find their links first in the Link Up below. Please visit their links and check out their posts. You’re sure to find lots of inspiration!

Quick as a Wink Spring Wreath

Please visit my Quick as a Wink Spring Wreath post and let me know what you think.

You’re invited to share any spring related posts: Crafts, Decor, Activities, Gardening, Recipes & More. If it’s a way to celebrate spring, we’d love to have you share it with us! We’re looking forward to seeing your springtime creativity!

All of the co-hosts are sharing a Welcome Spring Link Party features post on April 23, so be sure to check back.

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Quick as a Wink Spring Wreath

My quick as a wink Spring wreath is not only super quick but easy too.

Making a fun Spring wreath is the perfect way to welcome the season.

It all started when I found a crocheted pastel-colored scarf at the thrift store made from what I can only describe as a hairy yarn with little pompoms.  The scarf really isn’t my style but a project immediately came to mind.  My daughter just raised her eyebrows at me when she saw it in my purchases.  I told her my plan and still got the raised eyebrows.  Sometimes my vision of things does not translate well.

This wreath does not need a long list of supplies.  All you need is a styrofoam wreath form, an appropriate scarf, a floral clip (not pictured and some ribbon.

Before you start, make sure your scarf is the right size to cover the wreath form completely.  Pick a starting point on your wreath form and start covering it.  Since this wreath is small I am going to wrap the scarf around the form.

When the wreath is completely covered use a floral clip to secure the scarf to the wreath form.  Add more clips if needed to secure the scarf.

Now tie a ribbon to the wreath so you can hang it on a window or door.  Normally, a pretty bow would be in order as a finishing touch but this wreath already has enough going on.

See how lovely it looks on the inside of my front door.


Welcome Spring!

We’re celebrating warmer weather and blooming flowers with a group of our blogging friends. You’re invited to share your springtime posts with us from March 19 through April 19. The party opens Monday at 7:00 AM EST.  Won’t you join us in welcoming Spring?

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If you liked this wreath, take a look at one I made last year for Valentine’s Day.

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How to Make a Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Wreath

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Wordless Wednesday 138 ~ Easter Blessing

No. 138 ~ Easter Blessing

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Simple Sunday ~ A Five Finger Vase Bouquet

The five-finger vase I found last week is so unusual that I am curious to see how a bouquet looks in it.

So today I’m going to arrange a few blossoms in it.

You may remember this vase from Vintage Fascination No. 119.

I picked out an inexpensive mixed bunch of flowers at the grocery store.

The yellow Gerber daisy is the focal point of the bouquet.

Next, I filled the second fingers.

Then I added flowers in the end fingers but the focal point needed more definition.

So I added a few more flowers in the middle.  The five-fingered vase helped me design a charming spring bouquet.

Thank you for joining me today for Simple Sunday.

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Wordless Wednesday 137 ~ Wee Lambs

No. 137 ~ Wee Lambs

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